The smartphone revolution has made everything easier, from taking photos to navigating, from going on dates to measuring how much exercise you’ve done. Chances are, in the last week you’ve used your phone to order groceries, catch up with world events, and even talk to your friends.
And yet it’s still a massive pain in the bum to post a parcel. The problem is, you need to know how large the item you’re sending is, and how much each of the many postal services charge for any number of different size categories, before you have the slightest clue how much postage is going to cost.
If you’re sending something that you’ve sold, this labyrinth of variables can easily leave you confused and out of pocket.
Indeed, research shows that around 37% of customers end up paying more than they should for postage, and almost 50% send parcels that are measured incorrectly.
Check out AR: Box Measure & Send
By now you’re probably breaking into a sweat, but fear not: there’s a solution to all this palaver in the form of AR: Box Measure & Send, an innovative new app from developer ParcelBroker that takes all of the guesswork and inconvenience out of posting stuff, while ensuring you always pay the best possible price.
Using AR technology, such as you might find in Pokemon GO!, AR: Box Measure & Send lets you point your phone at the item you want to send in order to get instant measurements on screen via the app’s technological wizardry.
You can bring up an outline box that you can easily resize and manipulate to account for bubble wrap, additional items, and so on.
Once you’ve completed this step you get to choose a postage service. AR: Box Measure & Send will automatically compare the postage rates of the usual suspects, like ParcelForce, UPS, and TNT, so that you can tell which is the best value without having to devote half an hour to internet research.
Living in a box
Better still, ParcelBroker has arrangements with the main postage services enabling them to offer discounts of up to 80%, so you really will find the cheapest solution with AR: Box Measure & Send.
This app is worth having whoever you are, but if you run an eBay store, say, or you sell stuff through Etsy AR: Box Measure & Send will be nothing short of revolutionary, saving you both time and money. It’s one of those apps you won’t know how you lived without.